Bruins fans know that Patrice Bergeron is just the greatest. But did you know his greatness extends to international arenas as well?
Since turning pro, Bergeron has put on a Team Canada sweater six times; five of those six tournaments ended with Bergeron returning home to Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec with a gold medal around his neck.
The graphic below illustrates Bergeron's remarkable success with Team Canada, including five gold medals in various competitions and a tournament MVP award in 2005:
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Essentially, Bergeron has won a gold medal for Canada at nearly every level of competition. To break down the graphic, Bergeron...
- won a World Championship gold in 2004, when he was just 18 years old.
- dominated in the 2005 World Junior Championship, winning the tournament MVP award over guys named Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Ryan Getzlaf.
- put up 14 points in nine games at just 20 years old in the 2006 World Championship, but wasn't able to bring Canada a medal.
- won gold as a role player on Canada's 2010 Olympic team.
- brushed off the disappointment of the Bruins' short 2012 postseason with five points in four Spengler Cup games, bringing home another gold medal.
- rode shotgun alongside Sidney Crosby en route to another Olympic gold in 2014.